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Adelsons give Gingrich super PAC another $5 million
The Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2012 | Aaron Blake

Posted on 04/23/2012 5:58:34 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

.....many assumed the Adelsons had stopped funding the former House speaker’s campaign.

The super PAC spent just $1.5 million in March, even though the month featured several Southern primaries in which Gingrich ostensibly could have performed well. But the fresh infusion of Adelson money came in after Super Tuesday on March 6, after primaries a week later in Alabama and Mississippi (where Gingrich placed a respectable second and the super PAC spent about $1 million combined) and just a few days before Louisiana, where the super PAC did spend some money.

Because of the late nature of the donation, Winning Our Future still had $5.8 million cash on hand at the end of March. And since then, the super PAC has not spent any of it on specific primaries, meaning it is likely still sitting on several million dollars that can be used in future contests.

That will be about the only thing keeping Gingrich on TV. His campaign showed more than $4 million in debt in its campaign finance filing on Friday, compared to just $1.2 million cash on hand.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: adelson; conservatism; economy; gingrich2012; gopprimary; newt2012; winningourfuture

1 posted on 04/23/2012 5:58:44 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The media desperately wants to pretend that Newt has gone the way of Dick Clark. In the coming primaries, if everyone who doesn't like Mitt stands together and supports Newt, it would send a powerful message.

Granted, the math isn't there and the number of delegates that Mitt will eventually get will ensure his nomination -- but it should be obvious at the convention that actual Republicans don't like Mitt. I know it's "Mitt's turn" but strong support for Newt in the face of an inevitable Mitt win might get the GOP-e thinking.

Personally, I voted for Newt in my primary, and I have no intention of voting for Mitt in November.

2 posted on 04/23/2012 6:11:05 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Good to See Newt being kept a float.I know I might not be exactly 100% for him. But now that he is the only one left and been actively after Romney then he is one person I could back. In fact, he has grown on me. I am happy he is fighting the good fight. I would have been behind Newt had he kept on winning after South Carolina and Georgia.

At the moment I’m keeping my options open. I will support Virgil Goode, who the constitution party nominated, if need be.


3 posted on 04/23/2012 6:11:22 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: ClearCase_guy; Mozilla; All

All is not well on the eve of Tuesday’s vote.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2875398/posts


4 posted on 04/23/2012 6:23:59 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Interesting move. I wonder if Adelson has been holding out for some sort of promise or guarantee that Romney hasn’t wanted to make.

And I imagine he’s glad the anti-gambling Santorum is out of the picture.


5 posted on 04/23/2012 6:42:33 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker

I see Adelson and his wife as patriots and conservatives.


6 posted on 04/23/2012 6:43:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

and Sugar Daddies...


7 posted on 04/23/2012 6:47:55 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children" Native American P.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"...the number of delegates that Mitt will eventually get will ensure his nomination..."

Aaaaah... the subtleties of shilling for romney. Tell us Mr. ClearCase_guy, are you a prophet of God? How do you know that obombney will be the Republican nominee? How can you be absolutely certain that any of the three Republican candidates will win the nomination? What if there is a brokered convention? Is it possible that another, maybe more desirable candidate might emerge and take the whole thing? Or... What will happen if all you obombney supporters really did act as conservatives and decided to support the one and only true conservative still in the race? What would happen then?

I find it amusing how McCain tried to pass himself off as a conservative (and we all see how well that went over huh) and now obombney is trying to convince us he's a conservative; just like those of you that support him. Do you really think a real conservative will, once again, support a liberal just because he 'says' he's a conservative?
For the record romney doesn't even have half the delegates needed to win the nomination and for the most part the South hasn't voted. This thing is far from over.

You claim to have voted for Newt? Judging by your post you're telling us you "wasted" your vote. Is that right? And if so why would you tell us that? Because you don't want us to "waste" our vote by voting for Newt? Can you see how your post looks like an ad placed here by an obombney shill to get us to NOT 'waste' our votes and instead vote for obombney?

Well it certainly looks like that to me.

Forgive me. I do wish to give you the benefit of the doubt and I do wish to believe that you've already voted for Newt. Problem is we are lied to so much by people trying to deceive us into thinking they are one of us that when I see something that looks and smells like total bs my spidey sense flares up and I have to investigate.

If you are in fact true to your word I pray you will continue to support Newt and encourage everyone you know to do the same.

JMHO

8 posted on 04/23/2012 6:54:48 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney (aka - obomney)... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: Mountain Mary; All

Interesting that polling has vanished in the upcoming NE Super Tuesday vote......

The MSM and the GOP-e can’t afford to have anyone moving up in the polls against Mitt.

Since Santorum removed himself from the primary, you know that the numbers should be moving around, but now we have polling crickets....

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm


9 posted on 04/23/2012 6:58:20 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
I resent your insults. They are entirely uncalled for. I live in MA. I know all I need to know about Romney. I'm not voting for him. I'm not shilling for Romney and I think you have to be seriously confused to think that I was.

You owe me an apology.

10 posted on 04/23/2012 7:03:22 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Like Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin has become simply a stick with which to beat Whites.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; onyx
Newt staying in, makes me wonder if he knows something about Mitt: Something that would create a crisis and a withdrawal. Didn't we have a VP nominee a few years back that had to withdraw before the election?

Mitt like BO have presented an image of themselves to the public. We know that BO’s is a front. Is Mitt's a front too?

11 posted on 04/23/2012 7:29:49 AM PDT by hoosiermama
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

12 posted on 04/23/2012 7:35:47 AM PDT by tomkat (let's NEWTer the bastards !)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’ve seen your posts and know you are no Romneybot.

some might think because of this part of your post:

“granted, the math isn’t there and the number of delegates that Mitt will eventually get will ensure his nomination.. I know it’s Mitt’s turn... in the face of an inevitable Mitt win ...”

that you are trying to create a sense of inevitability of a Romney nomination, rather than making your own assessment of the situation, or that perhaps you have just lost heart or willingness to fight on, but you must always remember—

Did we give up after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?


13 posted on 04/23/2012 7:41:16 AM PDT by ngat
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To: ngat
Did we give up after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

LOL! Especially appropriate in Newt thread!

14 posted on 04/23/2012 7:59:56 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Agreed on that, I didn’t mean to slight them.


15 posted on 04/23/2012 8:14:14 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Mozilla

What cuts does Goode want to make in the Defense Dept? Goode has been a democrat, independent and now the constitution party.


16 posted on 04/23/2012 8:25:30 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Mozilla

Goode endorsed Wilder for gov of Va and Wilder was pro choice and anti gun. NO to Goode!
Wilder had a comfortable lead in the last polls before the election. The unexpected closeness of the election may have been due to the Republicans’ strong “get out the vote” efforts. Wilder had been candid about his “pro-choice” position in relation to abortion. Some observers believed the close election was due to what is known as the “Bradley effect”; they suggested that white voters were more likely to tell pollsters that they would support non-white candidates in given contests than to actually cast their votes for them.

During his tenure as governor, Wilder worked on crime and gun control initiatives. He also worked to fund Virginia’s transportation initiatives, effectively lobbying Congress to reallocate highway monies to those states with the greatest needs.[3] Much residential and office development had taken place in Northern Virginia without the state’s receiving sufficient federal money for infrastructure improvements to keep up. He also succeeded in passing state bond issues to support improving transportation. In May 1990 Wilder ordered state agencies and universities to divest themselves of any investments in South Africa because of its then policy of apartheid, making Virginia the first Southern state to take such action.


17 posted on 04/23/2012 8:31:16 AM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: marktwain; ngat; Cincinatus' Wife

Not really...we on Newt threads know the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor...accidental slips notwithstanding...and more importantly, Newt is a history expert, which always helps sustain his candidacy and his support.


18 posted on 04/23/2012 9:05:35 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Adelson knows something we don’t.

Rich people don’t stay rich by being fools with their money.


19 posted on 04/23/2012 9:06:34 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Mountain Mary

We’ve been told the Adelson’s gave to Newt in order to help Romney.

In that same vein, people said Newt had to know he was only helping Romney by staying in the race, so he and the Adelsons were in cahoots for Romney.

How does that go, NOW??

Newt helping Romney NOW by staying in the race??

Hmmmmmmmmm?

The Adelson’s helping Romney NOW by supporting Newt’s PAC??

Hmmmmmmmmm?


20 posted on 04/23/2012 9:11:40 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

No, it was the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.

Here’s proof.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsmybQKpmTw


21 posted on 04/23/2012 9:23:11 AM PDT by ngat
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To: txrangerette

I don’t care what Newt does in relation to Romney.

What I will not forgive me for is that he took votes from Rick.


22 posted on 04/23/2012 9:36:07 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children" Native American P.)
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To: ngat; Cincinatus' Wife

Whatever your point/reason/intention, the statement, and this whole Newt thread, was being ridiculed because of it.

That’s why I stopped them in their tracks.

If they come back, I’ll do it again.


23 posted on 04/23/2012 9:37:32 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: txrangerette

No, that reference is so common and well-known now that people hardly blink anymore when it is made.

I’m being series.

If being the humor police is your thing though, we’ll humor you.


24 posted on 04/23/2012 9:46:57 AM PDT by ngat
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25 posted on 04/23/2012 9:50:51 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Mountain Mary; Cincinatus' Wife

The two accusations went hand in hand.

They always said Newt only ran to help
Romney and his method to help Romney was to take votes from Rick.

In my book Rick took votes from Newt.

You parse that anyway you wish.

But the whole of that accusation is as false as its parts.

Now Rick has left.

He left because he could not afford to fight Romney in PA, sufficiently to win his home state.

Newt is still there.

Fact.


26 posted on 04/23/2012 9:55:30 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: ngat; txrangerette; Cincinatus' Wife
No, that reference is so common and well-known now that people hardly blink anymore when it is made. I’m being series. If being the humor police is your thing though, we’ll humor you.

Nailed it. Txrangerette, the reference was supportive of Newt, or so I thought. This just shows how careful posters have to be with humor on freerepublic.

Still, the "Germans bombed Pearl Harbor" is a very well known cultural referent.

27 posted on 04/23/2012 10:01:19 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: ClearCase_guy

Romney’s nomination is not inevitable. He’s bought off everybody and their dog - except we the little peons who do the voting. And we have friends who also vote. We need to not be demoralized by the giants staring us in the face but rather take on the motto “Live Free or Die!”

I’m asking as many people as can to forward what I’ve written below to their e-mail lists so everybody can really comprehend what is at stake in this primary. I posted it to Activism but because it isn’t from a media website it apparently can’t be activism (doesn’t make sense to me but then I’m a peon). Anyway, here’s what I’ve got. I hope it can be a help:

Mitt Romney supports government-coerced abortion. He personally has made the decision to force people to provide abortions even though they believe it to be murder.

Yes, he vetoed Romneycare because it mandated abortion insurance coverage, but in Dec 2005 after his veto was overridden and the Boston Globe printed an article noting that Catholic hospitals would be exempt from providing abortions to rape victims, Romney ordered the Dept of Public Health to force Catholic hospitals to provide abortions. He said his legal counsel had given him a “sounder view” of what Romneycare meant – that this law alone, of all the abortion laws passed in the 30 years since the 1975 conscience law had exempted religious institutions from having to perform abortions against their religious beliefs, nullified the conscience law even though a nullification clause had specifically been rejected by the MA legislature. Romney went further and said he personally believed it was the “right thing” for Catholic hospitals to commit what they believe to be murder.

Since that time, the regulations now say that the abortifacient morning-after pill must be offered by Catholic hospitals regardless of whether rape is even claimed. In other words, any woman can go to the emergency room of any Catholic hospital in MA and force the staff there to give her an abortion pill, no questions allowed to be asked.

This isn’t about rape and it isn’t about abortion. There are plenty of secular hospitals that will provide the morning-after pill. This is about forcing every Catholic in this country who puts a dollar bill in the collection plate to commune at the altar of government-established religion that includes abortion. Religious liberty exists no more.

Welcome to China right here in America.

Romney defends Romneycare’s coerced abortions by pointing out that states are not bound by the US Constitution. First Amendment guarantees of religious liberty don’t apply to states. States are free to establish religion and violate religious liberty, as Romney has done in MA.

The chief way that Islamists plan to establish sharia in free countries is by establishing precedents at the more local levels and then using that precedent to force the whole country into sharia – Islam forced onto everyone. Romney’s claims would allow states to establish sharia.

Vote for Newt Gingrich in the Republican Presidential primary.


28 posted on 04/23/2012 10:13:12 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: txrangerette

Newt is still there because his ego is too big to allow him to withdraw.
And he also remains in the race because of a Romney supporter named Adelson who continues to give him money for reasons unknown.

Rick won 11 states to Newt’s two. Newt, whose never had a real chance to win, gleaned from Rick, not the other way around.

Santorum was headed for a primary victory in WI. as well, were it not for the RNC stepping in with Sub-Gate to change the game.
The campaign was characterized by strong commitment from volumes of volunteers and grassroots enthusiasm rather than gifts from sugar daddies. It speaks to the power of WE THE PEOPLE.

Rick has more class than all of the other candidates combined. And his Conservative supporters are still with him.
We haven’t abandoned him like other segments of the electorate do for candidates who drop out.


29 posted on 04/23/2012 10:17:15 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children" Native American P.)
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To: ClearCase_guy; Whats-wrong-with-the-truth

The classless act of a noob. - Give him time.


30 posted on 04/23/2012 10:25:49 AM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: hoosiermama

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Polygamy raises its ugly head.
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31 posted on 04/23/2012 10:27:37 AM PDT by editor-surveyor
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To: Mountain Mary

Mary, if you really want to fight for Rick, take up the torch he left to you and fight to have a conservative who recognizes the danger of the debt we have, the Islamists, the pro-death cult, etc. This is from memory so I hope I get most of it right:

In Flander’s Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row
That mark our place.
And in the air birds still sweetly singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago we lived, .....
Saw sunset’s glow.
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie in Flander’s Fields.

Take up the quarrel with the foe.
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch. Be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep,
Though poppies blow
In Flander’s Fields.

If you really want to support Rick Santorum, then take up his torch, take up the quarrel with HIS foe - and it wasn’t Newt Gingrich. Newt Gingrich was his ally against the foes of this country. It’s time to let the old animosity die and fight onward for what Rick fought for. That will honor the battle he fought, more than any defense over what is past.


32 posted on 04/23/2012 10:43:11 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: ClearCase_guy
"I resent your insults."

Which insults might those be?

" They are entirely uncalled for."

ReallY? I doubt it. I don't usually insult people but when I do it's NEVER uncalled for. If you've been insulted by something I've said to you then I suggest you take that up with your God and find out what it is you're looking at in that mirror that's getting your panties all wadded up. I read my last response to you and from what I said I believe I was giving you the benefit of the doubt. If that isn't good enough for you then too bad.

"I live in MA. I know all I need to know about Romney."

So according to romney you're one of those that absolutely love his obombneycare right?

"I'm not voting for him. I'm not shilling for Romney and I think you have to be seriously confused to think that I was."

Do you believe he has won the republican nomination?

33 posted on 04/23/2012 2:23:03 PM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney (aka - obomney)... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: butterdezillion

I already have the torch and am fighting as a Conservative activist for our freedoms.

Rick was the closest candidate to my values...but I try not to hitch my rope to other people’s wagons. They are human too and they can let us down so easily.

Don’t expect others to rescue us. We have to do this for ourselves. ‘
And if it’s Newt you are hoping will suddenly rise up and defeat Romney, he simply cannot win at this juncture and it’s not rational to think he can.

Instead, try to come up with a list of the ways you hope that Newt CAN stay active and involved for Conservatism in the future...an appointment, a professorship, speaker at the convention?

These are doable and more realistic goals..for him and for the Newt supporters.
So yes, I hold the torch high: for the Constitution,,for the founders..for the America that we are in danger of losing.


34 posted on 04/23/2012 2:23:51 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors. We borrow it from our children" Native American P.)
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To: ngat
Did we give up after the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

Which brings up another potential write-in candidate...


35 posted on 04/23/2012 2:46:19 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: txrangerette

that was an Animal House reference...


36 posted on 04/23/2012 10:22:01 PM PDT by Schwaeky (The Republic--Shall be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure Society!)
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